We're all familiar with the Baseball Gods, right?
Introducing Ra, God of the Sun, who hexed Hunter Pence in the 10th with the vexing puzzle above.
With the score tied in extras (meaning no way does Garza get a well deserved win, meaning some schmo came out of the pen and gave up a 2-run dinger to Axis of Astro Cub Killer Carlos Lee so, you know, just awesome, Jeff Samardzija), Marlon Byrd hit a high fly ball to right field which Hunter Pence lost in the sun.
So with nobody out, Marlon was standing on 3rd.
Geo strikes out.
The Astros intentionally walk Campana and Barney (what's that say about Geo?)
Jeff Baker hits a liner down the 3rd base line, and we all get to say "HIP HIP HOORAY!", which I believe is how you do the "three cheers" thing and even if it's not lets pretend it is because that's today's headline.
You know, for the 3 wins in a row.
And now...dare I say it?
Can the Cubs go for FOUR in a row?
Tune in tomorrow night from Milwaukee with Demp on the mound.
As for today, July 25th, let us all bask in the glory of the first 3-game winning streak of 2011!
Hip hip hooray!